Lupita Nyong'o Has a Boyfriend! Oscar Winner Secretly Dating Rapper K'Naan Since September

Celebrity News Mar. 12, 2014 AT 11:30AM
Lupita Nyongo and KNaan Lupita Nyong'o has been dating rapper K'Naan since September 2013. Credit: Jason Merritt/Getty Images; Alo Ceballos/FilmMagic

Sorry Jared Leto, Lupita Nyong'o is definitely taken! A source tells Us Weekly that the Kenya-raised actress, 31, has been dating Somali-born rapper K'Naan since September. 

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The New York-based couple has bonded over their similar interests. 

"She loves his humanitarianism," says a pal of the "Wavin' Flag" singer, 36. "They'd both passionate about African issues."  

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K'Naan has two sons with pharmacy tech ex-wife Deqa Warsame. And the rapper's pal notes that Nyong'o and K'Naan are taking things slow.

"She hasn't met his kids," the friend reveals.  

Fresh off her Oscar win for her role in Steve McQueen's 12 Years a Slave, Nyong'o is definitely Hollywood's new It Girl. After fellow Oscar winner Jared Leto called her his "future ex wife" during his Independent Spirit Awards acceptance speech, rumors of romance between the two blossomed. 

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"When I read these rumors, they're so detailed that even I start to question whether they're true or not," Nyong'o joked on The Ellen Show last month. 

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